Wendy Rush

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SAN FRANCISCO - NOVEMBER 21: A volunteer prepares a box of turkeys to be given out during the 2006 holiday turkey distribution at the San Francisco Food Bank November 21, 2006 in San Francisco, California. Despite donations being down at most food banks across the country, the San Francisco Food Bank will distribute over 1,500 turkeys to churches and community centers over the holiday season. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

So, if you’re like me, you’re not traveling this year for the holidays (thank you, Covid). Well, that means mom isn’t making the turkey. Yes, I’m old enough to have done it myself by now, but I’ve managed to get away with letting someone else do it, or substituting that easy pre-cooked ham, my whole life. Not this year! This is the year to pull up those elastic-waisted pants and get ‘er done.

Turkeys for Dummies! Is that a book? It should be…but here’s a beginner’s guide to turkeying (yes…I just made that a verb) for those of you who are rowing the same boat this year. Happy Thanksgiving! – Wendy

Thanks to the Spruce Eats for helping us Turkey Rookies out. 🙂 Let’s get cookin‘!